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  • Published: 31 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446465929
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
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Rubbernecker




The award-winning crime novel from the bestselling author of SNAP.

As recommended by C.L. Taylor, bestselling author of SLEEP, on the Sara Cox show in July 2019.
*WINNER! Crime Novel of the Year*
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‘Contains one of the most startling plots in contemporary crime fiction.’ - Sunday Times
Patrick has uncovered a crime that the experts were too close to see . . .

Life is strange for Patrick Fort - being a medical student with Asperger’s Syndrome doesn’t come without its challenges. And that’s before he is faced with solving a possible murder.

Because the body Patrick is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. And now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery – while he dissects his own evidence . . .


‘Bauer's great gift is her ability to surprise the reader: in the sense of making you jump out of your chair, certainly, but also in that she makes you think a bit differently about the world’ Daily Telegraph

‘Breathtaking. I read this and wished I'd written it’ Val McDermid

‘This could be the most astonishing whodunnit you are ever likely to read’ Red Magazine online

Look out for Belinda Bauer's upcoming novel EXIT - out in June.
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*This book has recently been re-issued and there are two different cover designs available. We are unable to accept requests for a specific cover; the different covers will be randomly assigned to orders.*

  • Pub date: 31 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446465929
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Author

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2018 her eighth novel, Snap, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and won the Specsavers National Book Award for Best Crime & Thriller of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.

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Praise for Rubbernecker

“One of the most startling plots in contemporary crime fiction”

Sunday Times

“Bauer's great gift is her ability to surprise the reader... [and] she makes you think a bit differently about the world.”

Daily Telegraph

“Breathtaking. I read this and wished I’d written it”

Val McDermid

“This could be the most astonishing whodunnit you are ever likely to read”

Red Magazine online

“The true heir to the great Ruth Rendell”

Mail on Sunday

“Our most inventive crime writer”

Metro

“Taking the psychological thriller into new territory”

Independent

“Obvious echoes of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . . . darker and with more twists and coils than a hangman's noose, it deserves to do equally well”

Daily Express

“Rubbernecker isn’t your average crime novel: it's far better than that”

We Love This Book

“Bauer has once again succeeded in creating an innovative path into detection”

The Times

“The exciting result reads like a collaboration between Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) and Barbara Vine”

Sunday Telegraph

“A brilliant description of autism from the inside”

Literary Review

“Obvious echoes of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . . . and with more twists and coils than a hangman's noose, it deserves to do equally well”

Sunday Express

“Bauer's great gift is her ability to surprise the reader: in the sense of making you jump out of your chair, certainly, but also in that she makes you think a bit differently about the world”

Daily Telegraph

“The exciting result reads like a collaboration between Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) and Barbara Vine.”

Sunday Telegraph

“Bauer has once again succeeded in creating an innovative path into detection.”

The Times

“[Rubbernecker] contains one of the most startling plots in contemporary crime fiction”

Sunday Times Culture Magazine

“A fearlessly twisty whodunit”

Metro

“Belinda Bauer is one of the best British crime writers out there right now”

Simon Kernick

“Belinda Bauer's thrillers are always compelling, always original, always brilliant. I will rush to read anything she writes”

Mark Billingham

“Bold and original, Rubbernecker draws you into unexpected psychological territory with its sophisticated, fast-paced story. A thought-provoking page-turner you won't be able to put down.”

KOETHI ZAN, author of The Never List


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